If you’ve been charged with a crime in Memphis but missed your court date, you are now facing a bench warrant. That means the judge has put out a warrant for your arrest because you weren’t at court. How do you take care of this? First, call a Memphis criminal defense lawyer. You’re going to…

Domestic Assault is a serious crime in Tennessee that carries many immediate and long-lasting consequences if convicted. It is a Class A misdemeanor punishable up to 11 months and 29 days. Essentially, domestic assault is assault where the accused and the victim has some kind of domestic or family relationship. It can be between current…

One of the biggest concerns of any client who comes to me for help is whether he or she will end up with a permanent criminal conviction. This is especially true of first-time offenders who have no prior record and are worried (rightfully so) about losing their job or being able to find future employment….

The crime of forgery in Tennessee is a serious offense. It’s considered a property crime because it involves money, but do not think it’s treated less seriously than “personal” crimes such as assault or robbery. If it is a case involving a great deal of money, and/or a vulnerable victim, the penalty can be stiff….

The Tennessee identity theft law is found in Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-14-150. It states that: (1) A person commits the offense of identity theft who knowingly obtains, possesses, buys, or uses, the personal identifying information of another: (A) With the intent to commit any unlawful act including, but not limited to, obtaining or attempting…

The Veteran’s Administration (VA), along with the Shelby County General Sessions Court, has recently begun a new program called Veteran’s Court. This program is aimed at helping U.S. veterans who have been charged with certain crimes get help through counseling and rehabilitation. Recognizing that many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and resort to drug…

If you have been arrested or been issued a misdemeanor citation in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the first things you’re going to have to do is hire a lawyer. This can be a daunting task if you don’t know one, and especially so if this is your first run-in with the law. You’re probably confused…

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